# Contributing to Noise ExplorerPlease note that as a Symbolic Software project, Noise Explorer operates under the Symbolic Software Community Guidelines, which we expect everyone to follow in their interactions with the project.## Community GuidelinesCommunity guidelines exist to support the healthy and open discourse and collaboration that has always been a part of open source software development culture. They help create an environment where we can come together as a community. Working on cryptographic software comes with a tremendous responsibility. It’s critical that we honor that trust and uphold the integrity of our shared work as a community.### Our CommitmentProductive collaboration requires an environment that recognizes the inherent worth of every person and group, that fosters critical thinking, understanding, and mutual respect, and that embraces diversity. In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as contributors and maintainers pledge to making participation in our project and our community one of mutual respect for one another's intrinsic dignity and sapience. We are also committed to providing an experience free of harassment and discrimination, respecting the dignity of every participant.### Our StandardsHere are some key things to remember as you communicate:* Be responsible. What you say and do matters. You’re responsible for your words and actions and you’ll be held accountable for them.* Be helpful. Your voice is your contribution — make it productive.* Be thoughtful. Your statements may be misinterpreted, and you should be thoughtful about making statements that could cause others to make incorrect assumptions.Don’t troll, name call, or engage in ad hominem attacks--about anyone. This includes making statements that insult, demean, or humiliate (whether individually or by reference to groups) contributors, contributors to similar projects, extended members of the community, Symbolic Software employees, Symbolic Software's business partners, or others (including public figures), or that violate other standards of conduct or policies against harassment and bullying.### Our ResponsibilitiesProject maintainers are responsible for clarifying the standards of acceptable behavior and are expected to take appropriate and fair corrective action in response to any instances of unacceptable behavior.### ScopeThese Community Guidelines apply both within project spaces and in public spaces when an individual is representing the project or its community. Examples of representing a project or community include using an official project e-mail address, posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed representative at an online or offline event. Representation of a project may be further defined and clarified by project maintainers.### EnforcementInstances of unacceptable behavior may be reported by contacting the project team at firstname.lastname@example.org. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The project team is obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.### AttributionThe Symbolic Software Community Guidelines are adapted from the [Google Community Guidelines](https://about.google/intl/en_us/community-guidelines/).